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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Bert the tigger, Nov 9, 2011.
Will they make it ?????????????? I want one
Don't know about you guys, but I love the looks of it. Any specs?
Excellent and has "fuck off" written all over it.
I want one in flat black.
Pure awesomeness. But I doubt we would get it in my neck of the woods!!
I posted that last Friday in the Tiger 800 thread:
It's not an XC-R, it's a one-off custom built by Triumph's accessory division. But of course we're all hoping that there will be an XC-R that will take this sort of form.
Playing devil's advocate, other than wave rotors, Brembos, Ohlins suspension, and knobbies, what makes the R significantly better than the XC...and at what price? It still has the marginal windshield, welded passenger footpeg brackets, same crash bars, questionable handguards, etc. If they're going to upgrade the XC, do the full Monty and fix the things XC owners complain about (me included).
What have the romans ever given us?
Fully adjustable Ohlins
Improvements? Well, it looks da shit
More seriously, that suspension might be a game changer. Our current 800 class sufers from crappy suspension, I prefer my S10 over a F800GS on open off road any day mostly because of suspensions.
The Tiger with top notch suspension might be a lot closer to KTM 990 performance.
That little lot is probably £2500 worth of kit, if not more, and you want new footpegs?
I think this 'special' is just that; those gold forks alone give me the horn
This is the kind of bike Honda should be making, instead of that Cross Tourer.
Somebody needs to light the fire under the Honda product planning dept. and then have the bean counters do a reality check on their bottom line pricing. Things are not in sync with reality...... in my humble opinion of course.
OK, how 'bout an ADV bike with a 900cc narrow angle V-twin built from two CRF450 top ends, an aluminum twin spar main frame with a tubular chrome moly subframe, or just birdcage the whole affair in CrMo. Include a nice 6 gallon fuel tank PLEASE. I'm sure they can source some modern suspenders, binders, and spoked rims from some place. I'd vote for shaft drive but I know many like chains, whatever, just do the rest right.
You can leave off the dual clutch stuff and space age styling. Make the electro mojo optional, or at least switchable, if possible.
Honda (or even Yamaha) have the technology and resources to easly build a light and reliable 800/900cc adv bike of this kind, with very good suspenders (they have a enduro bikes division) maybe even keep it under 12.000 or 13.000. They just don't have the vision...
People nearby are wondering why I just burst out laughing
On a (slightly) more serious note....what tyres are those ?
Thanks for the hearty chuckle! I am truly as immature as a twelth grader..
This bike should be built and offered by Triumph as an -R version. I would drive the three hours to put down a cash deposit tomorrow, barring it coming in above 14K.
I'd be happy with the wheels or something close at an affordable price.
If they really want to address something that the aftermarket can't/won't, redo the gear ratios to take advantage of the wide, flat torque curve. Lower first as befits an off-road bike and wider ratios up to a taller 6th for putting down the miles. It's my only gripe about the bike.
Everything on that "-R" is just bolt-ons and could be pieced together if one had the desire and $$$.
They make it. Its called a KTM 990) Adventure
I agree about the wider gearing for the 800/800XC, that's all it needs to be just about PERFECT.
The brakes and suspenion on my 800XC are fine and suit the intended use of the bike, after all, it ain't a supersport!